Our Departments

Auditorium

There are many hands that work together behind the scenes of Darlington Civic Theatre to bring the magic of theatre to life.

From our Theatre Director who chooses and books the shows, to our Technicians who look after the technical aspects of every production, alongside our Front of House staff that welcome you to our building and not forgetting our Marketing team who let you know what's on, there are many varied roles within our theatre that together breathe life into the building and provide our audiences with unforgettable theatre experiences.

Here you can find information on the many roles and responsibilities of the Civic Theatre staff team, as well as contact details. Hold your mouse over an image to find out who it is!

Front of House

Our Front of House team consists of a House Manager alongside a staff team whose role is to look after you whilst you are visiting the theatre. Our ushers are responsible for taking your tickets, guiding you to your seats and also try and tempt you with an ice cream and programme. Our bar and catering staff provide service with a smile when you pre order your interval drinks, and our cleaners do their best to make sure that the venue is sparkling ready for your visit. Our Front of House staff are also on hand when we hold special events at the Theatre, and lead tours and talks for various groups at the venue.
Email the House Manager:
andrew.hutchinson@darlington.gov.uk

Box Office

Always happy to help, our Box Office team works tirelessly at the Civic Theatre as well as in our Cornmill Box Office, answering your telephone calls and processing your bookings. Give them a call if you have any queries that can't be answered on our website.
Email the Box Office Manager:
tim.hollinshead@darlington.gov.uk

Technical

Our technical staff look after all the technical aspects of each show whilst it's with us, including getting the show in at the beginning of the run, rigging the lights and building the set, operating the lights and sound during each show, and getting the show out again at the end of the run.
Email the Senior Technician:
steve.sanderson@darlington.gov.uk

Finance and Administration

Our finance and administration staff make sure that that all payments are processed on time and do all the banking for the organisation.
Email the Finance and Administration Assistant
nicola.craggs@darlington.gov.uk

Marketing

Our marketing team is responsible for making sure you know what shows are coming to the Civic Theatre, and trying to reach new audiences -  from direct mails, advertising, press releases and photo calls, managing our Twitter and Facebook sites, organising ticket offers, maintaining the website, sending out the e-newsletter, distributing print around the town and much much more!

Email the Marketing Manager:
susan.wilson@darlington.gov.uk

Email the Marketing Officers:
rebecca.howarth@darlington.gov.uk
julian.cound@darlington.gov.uk

Audience Development and Participation

Our Audience Development and Participation Officer is responsible for the special events we have at the Civic Theatre like our open mornings, tours and talks, as well as opportunities for our School audiences, and for developing the Civic Theatre's Friends and ArtsSpark Membership Schemes. She also manages the ArtsSpark Youth Theatre and Dance courses, which take place at Hummersknott Academy led by our Youth Theatre and Dance Leaders and Assistants.
Email the Audience Development and Participation Officer:
lyndsey.middleton@darlington.gov.uk
Email the Heritage Learning and Engagement Officer:
caitlin.barratt@darlington.gov.uk

Fundraising & Development

Our Director of Fundraising & Development is leading the fundraising appeal to restore and conserve the fabric of the Civic Theatre, creating space for education and participation activities as well as better visitor facilities and the sensitive remodelling of space to allow us to host a broader spectrum of productions.  This exciting project will improve the audience experience, attract popular shows  and ensure that the theatre survives and thrives.
Email the Director of Fundraising & Development
heather.walkington@darlington.gov.uk

Theatre Director

Lynda Winstanley
Lynda is the Theatre Director, responsible for managing the theatre and its staff team and for strategic planning.  She chooses and plans the artistic programme for the theatre, to ensure the wide variety of quality acclaimed productions that the Civic Theatre hosts today.

Email the Theatre Director:
lynda.winstanley@darlington.gov.uk

What's On

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Bookings

01325 486555

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